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Who Is The Most Famous Harvey In The World?

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How many celebrities named Harvey can you think of? The famous Harveys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Harvey, famous athletes named Harvey, and even musicians named Harvey.

Harvey Keitel is certainly one of the most famous Harveys on this list. One of the famous actors named Harvey, he has appeared in such films as Reservoir Dogs, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and Bugsy. He is a frequent collaborator of Martin Scorsese.

Another of the famous people with the first name Harvey is Harvey Milk. He was a politician who became the first openly gay elected official. He was assassinated by Dan White, a fellow San Francisco supervisor.

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  • Harvey Keitel


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Keitel ( ky-TEL; born May 13, 1939) is an American actor and producer. He has starred in films such as Mean Streets (1973), Taxi Driver (1976), The Duellists (1977), Bugsy (1991), Thelma &...  more

    #181 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#46 of 170 The Best Living American Actors#90 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History

  • Harvey Milk


    BirthplaceWoodmere, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician and the first openly gay elected official in the history of California, where he was elected to the San Francisco...  more

    #197 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#83 of 87 People Who Made The World A Better Place#10 of 26 26 Famous Gay People Who Fight for Human Rights

  • Harvey Korman


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008) was an American actor and comedian, who performed in television and film productions. His big break was being a featured performer on CBS'...  more

    #57 of 391 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#84 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#615 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Forbes Fierstein ( FIRE-steen; born June 6, 1954) is an American actor, playwright, and voice actor. Fierstein has won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his own play Torch Song...  more

    #90 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#58 of 140 The Greatest Broadway Stars of All Time#20 of 40 The Greatest Gay Icons in Film

  • Harvey Levin


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Harvey Robert Levin (born September 2, 1950) is an American television producer, legal analyst, celebrity reporter, and former lawyer. He is the founder of celebrity news website TMZ, and the host of...  more
  • Harvey Pekar


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Harvey Lawrence Pekar (; October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American Splendor...  more
  • BirthplaceFlushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Weinstein (born March 19, 1952) is an American former film producer. He and his brother Bob Weinstein co-founded the entertainment company Miramax, which produced several successful...  more

    #228 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100#7 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#3 of 21 All The People Eminem Calls Out On His Album 'Kamikaze'

  • Harvey Mandel


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Harvey Mandel (born March 11, 1945, in Detroit, Michigan, United States) is an American guitarist known for his innovative approach to electric guitar playing. A professional at twenty, he played...  more
  • BirthplaceFrenchtown, New Jersey

    Harvey Spencer Lewis F.R.C., S:::I:::I:::, 33° 66° 95°, PhD (November 25, 1883 – August 2, 1939), a noted Rosicrucian author, occultist, and mystic, was the founder in the USA and the first Imperator...  more
  • Harvey Grant


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    Harvey Grant (born July 4, 1965) is a retired American National Basketball Association basketball player. He is the identical twin brother of Horace Grant, also a former NBA player....  more
  • Harvey Mason


    BirthplaceAtlantic City, New Jersey

    Harvey William Mason (born February 22, 1947) is an American jazz drummer, record producer, and member of the band Fourplay. He has worked with many jazz and jazz fusion artists, including Bob James,...  more
  • Harvey Glatman


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Harvey Murray Glatman (December 10, 1927 – September 18, 1959) was an American serial killer active during the late 1950s. He was known in the media as "The Lonely Hearts Killer" and "The Glamour...  more

    #53 of 130 Famous American Serial Killers#18 of 19 19 of the Creepiest Souvenirs Serial Killers Have Kept

  • Harvey Martin


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Harvey Banks Martin (November 16, 1950 – December 24, 2001) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys from 1973 until 1983. He starred at South Oak...  more
  • Harvey Kuenn


    BirthplaceWest Allis, Wisconsin

    Harvey Edward Kuenn (; December 4, 1930 – February 28, 1988) was an American professional baseball player, coach, and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). As a shortstop and outfielder, he played...  more
  • Harvey Dahl


    BirthplaceFallon, Nevada

    Harvey Dahl (born June 24, 1981) is a former American football guard. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Nevada-Reno. Dahl has also...  more
  • Harvey Hubbell

    Harvey Hubbell II (December 20 1858 - December 17, 1927), was an American inventor, entrepreneur and industrialist. His best-known inventions are the U.S. electrical plug and the pull-chain light...  more
  • BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Harvey Jay Mason Jr. (born June 3, 1968) is an American record producer, songwriter and movie producer. He has written and produced songs for popular performers in the music industry including Aretha...  more
  • Bruno Lauer (born October 27, 1965) is an American professional wrestling manager, referee, and occasional wrestler, better known by his ring names, Harvey Wippleman and Downtown Bruno. Wippleman...  more
  • Harvey Kurtzman


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Harvey Kurtzman (; October 3, 1924 – February 21, 1993) was an American cartoonist and editor. His best-known work includes writing and editing the parodic comic book Mad from 1952 until 1956, and...  more
  • Harvey García


    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Harvey Anderson García Ibarras (born March 16, 1984 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ...  more
  • Harvey Atkin


    BirthplaceToronto, Canada

    Elliot Harvey Atkin (18 December 1942 – 18 July 2017), known as Harvey Atkin, was a Canadian actor and voice actor who worked in feature films and television....  more
  • Harvey W. Wiley



    Harvey Washington Wiley (October 18, 1844 – June 16, 1930) was a noted American chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and his subsequent...  more
  • BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Harvey Williams Cushing (April 8, 1869 – October 7, 1939) was an American neurosurgeon, pathologist, writer and draftsman. A pioneer of brain surgery, he was the first exclusive neurosurgeon and...  more
  • Harvey Williams


    BirthplaceHempstead, Texas, United States of America

    Harvey Lavance Williams (born April 22, 1967), is a former professional American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders....  more

    #118 of 146 The Best LSU Football Players of All Time#35 of 36 The Best NFL Running Backs of the 90s#29 of 45 The Best LSU Tigers Wide Receivers Of All Time

  • BirthplaceCranston, Rhode Island

    Harvey A. Bennett (born August 9, 1952 in Cranston, Rhode Island) is a retired American professional ice hockey player. He played center for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia...  more
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